Biography

Alice Alma C. Bungay is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) graduate from the University of the Philippines and currently an Associate Professor 1 in the Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Public Health. She is currently the Officer-in-Charge of the department. Dr. Bungay obtained her Master of Veterinary Studies (Public Health) from Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand under the New Zealand Overseas Development Assistance-Postgraduate Scholarships (NZODA-PGS). She is currently a Diplomate in Veterinary Public Health and a candidate to become a Fellow of the Philippine College of Veterinary Public Health.She was invited as Guest Lecturer on Food Safety, Graduate School of Human Sciences, in Osaka University. Her research interests include emerging foodborne pathogens, food safety and hazard analysis, antibiotic residues in meat samples, microbial zoonoses, laboratory animals/laboratory animal models, mycology, nutrition and microbiome and the role of probiotics in health and disease, among others. Some of her studies were published in PLoS One, Genes, Genomes and Genetics (G3), Eukaryotic Cell (EC), American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Annual Research and Review in Microbiology. She is a contributor/senior author in a chapter of a book on Sarcocystis, Parasitology in the Philippines. She was formerly a member of the Ethics Board and Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), National Institutes of Health, UP Manila (UP-NIH). She was awarded by the UP College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association (UPCVMAA) as the Outstanding Alumni in Education in October 2012. She is currently the recipient of Dr. Crispin Villanueva Professorial Chair in 2015